School of Architecture news
Two McGill teams shared first prize in the 17th CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture) Inter-university Charrette (November 10-13, 2011), Liquid City. Team 78 (Hydro cosm) and Team 26 (Down with the Linear Functional), both of McGill, won first prize (ex aequo) in a competition in which a total of 68 teams took part.
By presidential decree of November 29, 2011 the State Prize of Ukraine for Architecture for 2011 has been awarded to Radoslav Zuk, Emeritus Professor at the McGill University School of Architecture. As leader of the design team, Radoslav Zuk was awarded the prize for the design of the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in the city of Lviv.
The 2012 winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners, McGill University School of Architecture graduate Jason Tsironis (M. Arch. 2011), will use the prize to explore the potential of modern ruins and collective identity.
Recent B.Sc.(Arch.) graduate (2011) Yekaterina Artemchuk has been awarded first place in the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture / American Institute of Steel Construction (ACSA/AISC) Steel Design Student Competition – Open (Category II), Student Design Competition. The award consists of a cash prize of $2500 awarded to the winning student.
Prof. Aaron Sprecher (PI, Architecture) and Prof. Damiano Pasini (Co-Applicant, Mech. Engineering) have been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for $80,000 (two years). The grant was awarded for "The Evo DeVO Project - Evolutionary Design, Variations and Optimization: Toward a Symbiosis among Formal Expressions, Structural Engineering, and Manufacturing Processes in Architectural Design."
Atelier Big City (Adjunct Professor Howard Davies and alumni Anne Cormier and Randy Cohen) is one of 22 architecture firms from around the world that have been invited to put on a display of their method of working at the Raumfinden exhibition at the House of Architecture in Graz. The presentation includes study models and sketches for a variety of completed projects.
Ph.D. student Frederika Eilers has been awarded a one-month research fellowship to the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, Delaware for Fall 2011. She also won a Margaret Gillett Graduate Research Award from McGill University (IGSF) to support her travel to document modern doll houses. Frederika's dissertation explores the relationship of children's play and architecture.
The Martin Eli Weil prize is awarded annually by the SSAC to the student who submits the best essay on the role played by the built environment in Canadian society. The $250 prize and certificate will be awarded to McGill M.Arch. (post-professional) graduate Dorothy Stern for her essay, "The View from Winnipeg: Thoughts on the Evolution of Canadian Interior Design Education."
Architecture Canada | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) announced on April 18, 2011, the recipients of the 2011 Awards of Excellence. The recipient of the Advocate for Architecture award is Gerald Sheff (B.Arch. 1964). The Awards of Excellence were presented during the Presidents' Dinner & Awards Gala on Friday, May 27, 2011, in Vancouver.
Four third-year McGill Architecture undergraduate students have received top awards in the 2011 Lyceum Traveling Fellowship in Architecture competition. Meng Li was awarded first prize (a $12,000 travel prize), Boris Morin-Defoy was awarded third prize (a $1,500 grant), and Stephanie Huss and Sara-Jeanne Jacques-Dagenais were awarded two of four merit awards.
The ContemPLAY pavilion is a combined steel and wood structure created by the McGill School of Architecture DRS (Directed Research Studio) M.Arch. students as a capstone project for their final year. It is built in collaboration with FARMM (Facility for Architectural Research and Media Mediation), and Maria Mingallon, the Gerald Sheff Visiting Professor.
The jury chaired by Dan S. Hanganu has selected the team of Atelier Big City, Fichten Soiferman et Associés and L'ŒUF as winner of the architectural design competition for the future Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre. Numerous McGill alumni are involved in this win: Howard Davies (B.Arch. 1983), Anne Cormier (B.Arch. 1982) and Randy Cohen (B.Arch. 1982) for Atelier Big City; Jacob Fichten (B
Fournier Gersovitz Moss & Associés Architectes (FGMAA) is proud to announce that it has received two awards for preservation of a heritage building under the most recent Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) awards program. FGMAA received an Award of Merit for the restoration of the F.A.C.E school’s auditorium in Montreal, and an award for restoration of the Southeast Tower, West B
Atelier Big City has been awarded one of six 2010 Awards of Excellence by Canadian Architect. These awards are given each year to architects and architectural graduates for buildings in the design stage. One of only two national award programs devoted exclusively to architecture, the Awards of Excellence have recognized significant building projects in Canada on an annual basis since 1968. This ye
From The Huffington Post, 12 February 2011 ("Food for Thought: Can Design in Food Reach New Potentials?" by Patricia Brizzio): "The interest on investigating the potential for architecture in defining experiences that are not only visual or formal, but that engage multiple senses at once has also formally entered the academic circles and curriculum at schools of architecture. At McGill School of A